Gutter leader heads, also referred to as rain collectors or conductor heads, are more than just an aesthetic addition to your home. They help prevent water overflow and ice build-up in your gutter system. Aside from that, they let air into the conductor, prevent vacuum lock and enhance the overall flow of water from your gutters.
Interested to learn more about gutter leader headers? V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, one of the top providers of gutter and window replacement in the region, explains everything you need to know about them.
What Role Do Gutter Leader Heads Play?
Leader heads play a pivotal role, not just in improving your curb appeal but also in the overall functionality of your drainage. The main job of a leader head is to drive water away from the roof to underground drainage away from your foundation. It helps keep leaky joints at bay, so your exterior’s surface will remain safe from stains. Experts say that buyers tend to be more attracted to homes that stand out due to the design of the installed leader head.
The amount of copper they contain dictates the overall luster and durability of leader heads. Some products have UV stabilizers to shield them against direct sunlight. It’s crucial to protect leader heads as they can be much more difficult to replace than gutters and downspouts. Keep in mind that gutter works are best left in the hands of expert gutter and window companies to avoid further damage.
When choosing a gutter leader head, be sure to base your decision on the material and style of your existing gutters. This way, your gutter system won’t look awkward with a mismatch component.
V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding is the professional to call if you need replacement windows, gutters, and other exterior components and services. To schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our form today.